Gum disease

Plaque as explained above also attacks your gums causing gingivitis – gum disease. You may have gum disease if you notice bleeding gums, swollen red gums, bad breath or bad taste in your mouth.

Gum disease is reversible if you have it treated early enough and you follow the oral hygiene instructions given by your dentist or hygienist.

If gum disease is left to progress the gums and bone will recede from around your tooth making it less secure and eventually you may lose your tooth. Smoking makes gum disease worse and sometimes are decreased resistance to gum disease is inherited from our parents.

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Coronavirus and Lockdown:

DENTAL SERVICES REMAIN OPEN DURING NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

We are committed to  protecting our staff and patients, and have adapted our existing practices to make it as Covid secure as possible. There has been lots to do, from social distancing measures, to obtaining enhanced PPE, and adapting your patient journey experience.

We’ve now re-opened our practices, giving priority to patients with dental emergencies such as pain, and swelling first, and are now pleased to offer more routine treatments and services. 

We are screening all patients for symptoms of Covid-19 prior to their visit, and are delighted to introduce our online patient portal, so you can access the forms we would routinely update in the comfort of your own home. This helps us reduce the number of patients in the practice and your time during face to face appointments.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 080.

We have provided some emergency care advice for our patients to help: https://idealdentalcare.co.uk/home/during-covid-19-period-dental-emergency-advice-for-patients/

For public information please use the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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